Back in 1999 I didn't have to live with the shame of FFVIII being my favorite Final Fantasy because I wasn't on the internet enough to know how people thought about it, and I was free to love it without that feeling being tainted.
Just kidding, I don't have any shame, FFVIII is fuckin' baller and I legitimately only have one issue with it*.
*("We're under attack! Soldiers are storming the school! Innocent orphan children are in trouble and you want to SAVE THEM?! What the fuck is wrong with you, go rescue your girlfriend, you asshole!" -Everyone in the party who isn't Squall, basically, during the Galbadian attack)